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Al Jazeera to host 2016 IPI World Congress

DOHA, QATAR: Al Jazeera has announced that it will be hosting the International Press Institute's World Congress in Doha, Qatar from 30 April to 3 May 2016...
Doha, Qatar, home to the International Press Institute’s World Congress in 2016 and hosted by Al Jazeera. (Image: Public Domain)
The International Press Institute is a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, dedicated to the furtherance and safeguarding of press freedom, the protection of freedom of opinion and expression, the promotion of the free flow of news and information, and the improvement of the practices of journalism.

The signing.
In a signing ceremony between Al Jazeera and the IPI, Dr Mostefa Souag, Al Jazeera's Acting Director General, commented, "As part of our ongoing commitment to press freedom, Al Jazeera is delighted to be hosting this milestone event alongside our colleagues at IPI. It's especially important that this event will be held in the Middle East as this is something that will help further the cause of press freedom and the improvement of standards in the region."

The 2015 IPI World Congress will be held in Yangon, Myanmar from 27 to 29 March. Previous congresses have been held in Cape Town, South Africa (April, 2014), Amman, Jordan (May, 2013) and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (June, 2012).

The Al Jazeera Media Network is one of the largest media organizations in the world, with more than 4,000 highly experienced journalists from 70 nationalities, growing in leaps and bounds. Established over 18 years ago, Al Jazeera is a network of more than 10 channels and divisions with over 70 bureaus worldwide.
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